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. we'll follow the story again in the weeks ahead. we will turn our attention to a special election in south carolina. also, what is next on the immigration debate. mark murray of nbc news is going to be joining us. a new report out by the national consortium for the study of terrorism in response to terrorism. have thought about terrorism in the last week than they thought about hospitalization or violent crime. we will talk about that with bill braniff from university of maryland. all of the sunday shows can be heard on c-span radio. the events in boston and immigration topping the list. nancy, good morning. >> the main focus of today's talk shows, the events this week in boston, and fallout from those events. rears program's beginning at noon beginning with "meet the press." and richard durbin clarke. at 2:00 p.m., here fox news sunday. chris wallace talks with the chairman of the senate intelligence committee. senator dianne feinstein, also republican representative peter king and former cia director michael hayden. candy crowley welcomes homeland security chairman representativ
was elected six times to serve in the state legislature and then this i don't congress. i know what a complicated issue it is. senator from alaska voted against it and then released a statement saying it's dangerous to do any type of policies in an emotional moment. everyone's all worked up. that's now enough. yes it is. having 20 slaughtered children is not enough? come on. senator max baucus gave a little more contrite. he gave an one word response against the gun bill, montana. he does have a point. how many guns there are per each state. in the home state of montana with 120 gun businesses for every 100,000 people. next the senator who voted against it with 104 per 100,000. and right behind him heidi hide camp and mark pryor. the senator from louisiana voted for it. and she's up for re-election. there are heroes on the right republicans senator susan collins mark kirk, putt toomey and john mccain all voted for it. afterwards mccain showed no sympathy for his colleagues who had been cowed by the nr. >> i can't blame any interest group for votes. people who are responsible. drug w
's capital where senators are elected to do the will of the american people and instead, yesterday they did the will of the gun manufacturers and the gun lobby. you can be sure there will be more mass murders more massacres, in the next weeks and next months in this country but most of the united states senators don't give a rat's ass about it. hate to start with that downer but that's the way it is here on the "full court press" this morning. that's mainly what we're going to be talking about and taking your calls about here on this thursday morning. coming to you live from our nation's capital, just down the street from the scene of that cowardly vote yesterday. and take your calls at 1-866-55-press. looking forward to hearing from you and hearing your outrage on twitter at bpshow and on facebook, be our friend on facebook and tell us where the hell we go from here at facebook.com/billpressshow. man, lots to talk about this morning. we're all here. with peter ogborn and dan henning. >> yes sir. >> good morning. >> bill: we come in even on bad days. alichia cruz is here to take your calls.
grief summoned the courage to petition their elected leaders. not just to honor memory of their children but to protect the lives of all of our children. a few minutes ago a minority in the united states senate decided it wasn't worth it. >> president obama yesterday. he was standing alongside newtown families and other victims of gun violence including former congresswoman gabby giffords expressing his frustration over the senate's inability to push through any stricter gun legislation. today the newtown families are pushing forward figuring out what the next steps are for gun legislation. with me now is carlie soto. her sister, victoria, was killed in the newtown shooting. you spent a lot of time on capitol hill learning the ropes of becoming a lobbyist. trying to go one by one to convince people to do this. what were the conversations like with folks that you saw ending voting against your wishes? >> heartbreaking. you tell your story. you tell how your loved one died. they just look at you with this blank look. there's no compassion in their eyes. they don't care. they'll vote no any
, we have an elected to an office to serve the public, and our concern is public safety for our counties, ountry, and that iswewa know ss spoke a while ago with ice, he is asking that we be allowed to do our jobs, and i am asking the federal government to protect our borders. if we let them do their jobs, with the law that is already in place and we can secure this border and move forward with the problem at hand which is immigration reform. there are problems there, but we have to deal with that in that order. you very much. be a shareaker will from massachusetts. from massachusetts. >> i want to thank you for your leadership on this issue insisting law-enforcement be included in this policy that will, wall at some point here in the united states. there are 5 million people waiting behind the borders and around the world, respecting the law of the united states, waiting their turn to begin a pathway to citizenship. we currently have nearly 12 million people since 1986 to have ignored and disrespect a at of our country, and either overstayed their visit have entered the country
of people like pat toomey to get back to the middle so they can win elections again and nra is very busy recruiting the angry people to them and that is what this is about. i think we had to have this battle. we may have had to lose this battle in order to galvanize the american people to understand how they are being blackmailed by the far right. >> a lot to go through to get anywhere. mark halpern, bring us into the mindset of someone who voted no here? what was the process of thinking before making that vote? >> well, look. it's a complicated issue and yesterday was an emotional day. i don't want to impugn people's motives. a lot of number of republican senators would have voted different had they not been afraid of the consequences. the president and vice president were emotional yesterday and i think they are struggling how to regroup from this. it's hard for me to see another vote any time soon unless they change the bill slightly. >> mark. >> yeah. >> can i ask, how is this a complicated issue? >> yeah. i really want to know. >> you said -- you said it was a complicated issue. as
and i don't know how you came up with this a gay al gore. >> yeah, right. if i were elected president, i would make absolutely certain that -- [ laughter ] >> stiletto heels came in men's size. [ laughter ] >> oh. that's very funny. [ laughter ] >> bill: i sort of have a feeling that al gore didn't think that was very funny. >> no i don't think he did. >> bill: i don't think he did. but he went along with it at any rate. hey, coming up dylan byars from "politico" will be joining us. we'll also be talking to boston "globe" reporter wesley lawyer to see how that city is getting back in shape, back to real life, and how did the media do reporting the events of last week up in boston. but first -- >> announcer: this is the "full court press." >> overhead lines making news on thissing monday -- >> bill: it's monday. >> yeah. >> boston red sox player david or tease gave a passionate speech to the boston coming victims. so passionate that he dropped the f bomb and it went out over live television. but the chairman of the fcc, tweeted yesterday that big papi spoke from
know when you find him there is president-elect obama going to be a massive shootout and you don't want to see ten kids get killed on the street in the middle of that shootout. was in an excess of caution? yes. can understand why they did it? yes. i also think there was another law enforcement purpose to it. by shutting boston down, they shut off from them a lot of ways to escape. couldn't use the subways. couldn't use the buses. couldn't use the amtrak. couldn't use this or that. there was ohm one thing he could use, a car. so now you've kind of circled him pretty well. i think that's another reason. >> better to be safe than sorry. >> we are running out of time. he has a -- dana has a question. >> we're going to keep you for one more block. >> okay. >> one of the things you were talking about in the green room is that because law enforcement performed so ably in these situations that americans, as citizens, you don't have to have this as your top worry, that you can let law enforcement worry about it. >> this is a very difficult message and i think both president bush and president ob
and your democratically elected representatives going another way. it may change. >> john: do you agree, seeing how the public has moved in issues like marriage equality is a precedent here? >> absolutely, and i think the politicians are going to have a surprise in 2014 if america can get their act together and say you're not payings attention to what we're saying. >> heidi heitkamp of north dakota, bill daily who donated $2,500 to her campaign said he was betrayed and said, quote i want my money back. will it matter if people will withhold their donations or will they get enough from the gun lobby to make up for it. what is this all about. >> we know about the revolving door of politics. in terms of how the money flows it's both sides. it's not just republicans who are receiving nra money. it goes both ways. and having posted a study to find out that background checks are more popular than kittens. >> john: more popular than christmas. >> i'm happy about that, i'm tired of kittens being on their high horse. >> after newtown happened, and there is no way to laugh about newtown, connecti
their entire lives without the most physic rights. , to elect freely their leaders or choose the future they wanted for themselves. i have also seen firsthand what can happen when we work together in encourage change for the better. that amazing spark that grows into a shining light, a spotlight if you will, on hope and progress. i have seen the tears running down the faces of those who got to vote for the first time in their lives. young seen the joy and kids who have gone to school for the first time in their lives. ahave seen the tears of joy woman emerging from the bodo -- in thee voting booth philippines. i assume the coverage of a woman i met in our home 20 years ago where she was imprisoned. where after decades of confinement not unlike nelson mandela, she came out and was able to forgive and to start working alongside her former captors to try to build a stronger and for your -- and freer burma. what the libyans who filled freedom square in benghazi -- or the libyans who filled freedom square in benghazi. the right to these men and women the but values that we have americans hol
it or were they afraid of losing re-election? >> you know, i think that there is something in between and that is representing the people of your state. unfortunately in many, many states, the more rural states, some of the gun organizations have made people afraid of any gun legislation as they claim each one will lead to the taking away of your gun. it so happens the background checks would not affect law-abiding gun owners. i believe in the second amendment. i think there is a right to bear arms and i don't think liberals are right when they say it only applies to malicious, and i was saying that before the heller amendment. on the other hand, this bill only affects people who are felons, who are adjudicated mentally ill, who are spousal abusers. if you're a law-abiding gun owner this isn't going to interfere with your rights but some of these gun organizations, the nra in particular, they can't win on the merits of the arguments so they scare people and that's what they've done here. having said that, if you represent one of these rural states they think if you vouch for this it i
an election for the congressional seat. some of the latest headlines on c-span radio. >> she came into the white house as a 47-year-old lady who it was well-known aided politics. at the deeply depressed death of her last surviving son , especially under the terrible circumstances in which he died. she did not have many friends, but she did have a wonderful family that kept her going and there always seemed to be someone there. she was a very intellectual woman, highly educated. it seemed wasted in some ways. >> our conversation on jane pierce, wife of the 14th president franklin pierce is on our website for "first ladies." .washington journal" continues host: we are back with senator ben cardin, democrat of ireland on the senate foreign affairs committee, -- democrat of maryland on the senate foreign affairs committee. let's begin with the situation in boston. when did you find out and what was your reaction? guest: i happen to be walking past a television monitor and saw the breaking news and was shocked and i knew right away this was a terrorist episode. i saw the damage that wa
to limited government anfree eerprisand who helped elect me in 2010 -- i would remind them that america is a nation of immigrants. both parties have failed to enforce the law and as a result we have millions who are here against our immigration laws. we will not deport them. let's secure the borders. they will pay a fine and start paying taxes. we all wish we didn't have this problem, but we do. ,eaving things to way they are that is the real amnesty. [speaking spanish] [speaking spanish] thank you. [applause] >> i thought i might go last. it would allow me to say i agree with everything that was said. i thk my colleags up here for showing me how the senate can work. it will take more effort to get this bill passed. this bill is incredibly important to people in my state. i think lindsey graham named it well when he called the schumer- mccain. the leadership of those two gentlemen in this process has been outstanding. it was everything i wished i could see since i have been here. when this bill is passed, it it will be a reaffirmation of two incredibly american ideas. the idea we are co
enterprise who elected me. america is a nation of immigrants but republicans and democrats have failed to enforce the laws. we're not going to deport them. so let's secure the border. let's bring these people out to feel shadows. they will undergo a background check, they will pay a fine, th will start paying taxings. they won't qualify for federal benefits. we all wish we did not have this leaving things the way they are that is the real amnesty. we have to fix it. [speaking spanish] thank you. [applause] >> i thought i might go last to allow me to say i agree with everything that was said and sit down but jeff you're going to get that honor. i want to thank my colleagues up here showing me that the senate can work. it is going to take more for us to get this bill passed and it is incredibly impoortant for people of my state. the leadership of mccain and schumer throughout this process has been outstanding. it is everything i wish i could have seen from the first day i got here. when this bill is passed it will an affirmation of two great ideas. we're committed to the rule of law and
there is president-elect obama going to be a massive shootout and you don't want to see ten kids get killed on the street in the middle of that shootout. was in an excess of caution? yes. can understand why they did it? yes. i also think there was another law enforcement purpose to it. by shutting boston down, they shut off from them a lot of ways to escape. couldn't use the subways. couldn't use the buses. couldn't use the amtrak. couldn't use this or that. there was ohm one thing he could use, a car. so now you've kind of circled him pretty well. i think that's another reason. >> better to be safe than sorry. >> we are running out of time. he has a -- dana has a question. >> we're going to keep you for one more block. >> okay. >> one of the things you were talking about in the green room is that because law enforcement performed so ably in these situations that americans, as citizens, you don't have to have this as your top worry, that you can let law enforcement worry about it. >> this is a very difficult message and i think both president bush and president obama have actually struck a
recipients famously called them obama phones. there is one supporter who boasted to media during the election that all minorities should support the president because he gave them free cell phones. some now propose expanding the free phone service to broadband but mccaskill says the current program is so far out of control we should scrap it and start over, not expand it. jenna? jo jim, thank you. >> reporter: yes, ma'am, the investigators are turning to the boston bomber's past as they search for answers in the deadly attacks. a look at the brother's ties to chechnya and how those could shape the progress of the investigation. >>> some families are allowed to return home after that deadly plant explosion in west, texas. the blast devastated that small community. the latest on recovery efforts there just ahead. s old t for business travelers. the act of soaring across an ocean in a three-hundred-ton rocket doesn't raise as much as an eyebrow for these veterans of the sky. however, seeing this little beauty over international waters is enough to bring a traveler to tears. we're putting the won
the last election, wall street ceos go to washington and have a meeting with the president. they come back and they would whisper, he doesn't get us, he doesn't like us, this is miserable, this is awful. has anything changed meaningfully in terms of the relationship and the way you think the president and wall street are approaching each other? >> i'll speak for our side. i can't speak for the president of the united states. but i would say this last meeting we had with the president a few days ago was constructive. the members of the financial service this morning made it very clear that we want to play a role in 3406g the economy forward and having a set of conditions in our capital market that would add to lending. and putting people back to work. >> how about in the way he's approaching it, meaning people would come back and say, andrew, it's lip service is. very happy to walk into the white house, but great, a big nothing. >> i would say there has been a lot more outreach on the part of this administration towards the business community in general and the financial sector. and we've b
, but you've heard some gop elected officials, they would like to see tsarnaev tried as one. so your thoughts on that? >> i don't think that that's going to happen. the obama administration has been clear, they're distancing themselves from that concept. you've got an american citizen. we don't have dzhokhar going abroad in training. his brother apparently did. but dzhokhar didn't. and dzhokhar is going to be tried as an individual on his own right. so i think the chances of this ending up as an enemy combatant are very small. >> but you've heard that because of high security concerns they would like to question him for a period of time, albeit briefly, before mirandizing him and reading him his rights. how long can they do that? how far can they go with those questions? >> well, that's a very good question. because the longer we go, the less likely there is that there's a public security issue here. one thing that the defense will certainly raise is the remarks of the police chief of watertown in which he said these are the only two guys, we're done. now the argument from the govern
, mark pryor of arkansas who is up for re-election next year, of alaska. aggage toomey went so far as to propose exempting rural residents who don't live within a convenient driving distance of a gun dealer from the expanded background checks proposal. but baggage said yesterday that that is not going to seal the deal for them, for him. >> all right. so, senator jeff flake said, because is he friends, close friends with the former congresswoman, gabrielle giffords, who was on capitol hill yesterday talking to senators, trying to persuade them to vote, and set back came when senator jeff flake posted on his facebook page that he was going to be a no vote. is there an alternative to march and toomey? some were talking about senator tomko burn's language, his amendment. guest: yes. and that is, at this point that may be the most likely alternative. of course, the language in the bill is the original schumer language which was scaled back by the proposal. what senator coburn is proposing is that, basically, gun buyers would be allowed to perform a background check on themselves. they w
close to one final point to my americans who share the belief in free enterprise who elected me. america is a nation of immigrants but republicans and democrats have failed to enforce the laws. we're not going to deport them. so let's secure the border. let's bring these people out to of the shadows. they will undergo a background check, they will pay a fine, they will start paying taxings. they won't qualify for federal benefits. we all wish we did not have this problem but we do. leaving things the way they are, that is the real amnesty. we have to fix it. [speaking spanish] thank you. [applause] >> i thought i might go last to allow me to say i agree with everything that was said and sit down but jeff you're going to get that honor. i want to thank my colleagues up here showing me that the senate can work. -- how the senate can work. it is going to take more for us to get this bill passed and it is incredibly impoortant for people of my state. the leadership of mccain and schumer throughout this process has been outstanding. it is everything i wish i could have seen from the first day
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